Nov 15 2016 12:00pm to Nov 15 2016 12:00pm

The End of Ownership

with Aaron Perzanowski, Professor of Law at Case Western Reserve University

Do you own the products you buy? From ebooks to smart appliances, digital goods are increasingly undermining consumer expectations of ownership and the autonomy we associate with it.

Oct 27 2016 12:30pm to Oct 27 2016 12:30pm

The Digital Trade Imbalance: Digital Trade, Digital Protectionism, and Digital Rights

with Susan Ariel Aaronson, Research Professor of International Affairs and GWU Cross-Disciplinary Fellow at the George Washington University's Elliott School of International Affairs

Many internet NGOs including EFF, CDT, and Access see trade agreements as undermining the open internet because these agreements often include provisions related to copyright that may reduce access to information online. But could these groups be wrong about the effects of trade agreements on the internet--could the provisions on digital trade increase access to information and reduce censorship and filtering?

Oct 25 2016 12:00pm to Oct 25 2016 12:00pm

Tim Wu - The Battle for Our Attention

Shorenstein Center Speaker Series

Tim Wu is an author, policy advocate, and professor at Columbia Law School, and director of the Poliak Center for the study of First Amendment Issues at Columbia Journalism School. Wu’s best known work is the development of Net Neutrality theory, but he also writes about private power, free speech, copyright, and antitrust. His book The Master Switch has won wide recognition and various awards.

Apply for a spot in CopyrightX

CopyrightX is a networked course that explores the current law of copyright; the impact of that law on art, entertainment, and industry; and the ongoing debates concerning how the law should be reformed. Through a combination of recorded lectures, assigned readings, weekly seminars, and live interactive webcasts, participants in the course examine and assess the ways in which the copyright system seeks to stimulate and regulate creative expression.

Oct 11 2016 12:00pm to Oct 11 2016 12:00pm

Beyond Legal Talismans

with Berkman Klein Affiliate Kendra Albert

In this talk, Kendra Albert explores how introducing legal terms of art invoked for their weight but often divorced from law, known as “legal talismans”, impacts online platforms and how we can move beyond legalities to systems that are more considerate of all users.

Oct 4 2016 12:00pm to Oct 4 2016 12:00pm

Translating Research into Online Tools to Increase Participation in Collaborative Communities

with Berkman Klein Fellow Samer Hassan

How can we translate social research into evidence-based interventions to aid collaborative communities? Which online tools would help reducing the invisible wall between contributors and users to facilitate participation? How can we ensure the tools we build respond to the communities needs?

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